THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Donna M. Baldwin
Issue Date: July 22, 2020
Donna M. (Thibodeau) Baldwin, 91, of Waunakee, passed away Tuesday, July 7 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg.
Born Jan. 14, 1929 in Iron Mountain, Mi., after graduation, she married Richard Baldwin on June 22, 1946. With him in the United States Air Force for 24 years, she lived in many places along with their five children. She made friends everywhere they were stationed and enjoyed their travels throughout the United States and Japan.
After retirement, they settled in Waunakee, where she held various jobs, working the longest at Wisconsin Bell in Madison. She enjoyed feeding the birds, had a passion for sports and reading and corresponding with life-long friends and relatives.
She loved her grandchildren and had a special relationship with Jenny and she was proud of being a longtime volunteer at Waunakee Manor. Faith was important to her and she found her spiritual home at Peace Lutheran in Waunakee.
She is survived by four children, Dave (Judy) Baldwin, Kitti (Peter Peters) Baldwin, Pat (Sue) Baldwin and Jim Baldwin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her oldest son, Michael and two siblings, David Thibodeau and Avis (William) Lefebvre, both of Peshtigo.
A small family gathering will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions. Memorials can be made to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg, Wi. 53711 or Peace Lutheran Church, 701 S Century Ave, Waunakee, Wi. 53597. Winn Cress Funeral and Cremation Service of Waunakee is assisting the family with arrangements.